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Instructor, Lecturer​/Senior Lecturer of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Job in Rapid City - Pennington County - SD South Dakota - USA , 57702
Company: South Dakota Board of Regents
Contract position
Listed on 2021-03-16
Job specializations:
  • Engineering
    Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Engineer
  • Education
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Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

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Logo Institution SD School of Mines Working Title Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Posting Number F00677P Department SDSMT-Mechanical Engineering Physical Location of Position (City) Rapid City Posting Text

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for an Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position in aerospace engineering. This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefited position. The position may continue semester-by-semester, dependent upon performance, department need, funding, and student enrollment.

An earned MS in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field is required; a PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field is preferred. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are required. The ideal candidate will have practical industry experience in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, prior teaching experience at the university or college level, and a strong background in aeronautics and astronautics. Expectations will include teaching one or two undergraduate courses in: aircraft stability and control, rockets & propulsion, space flight mechanics, rockets & mission analysis, atmospheric flight, or other traditional aerospace engineering courses. The anticipated start date is August 22, 2021.

The Mechanical Engineering Department takes pride in its excellent educational program. Engineering fundamentals and design are emphasized throughout the undergraduate curriculum. Supported by the Center of Excellence for Advanced Multidisciplinary Projects (CAMP), students compete in several ASME and SAE sponsored national/international competitions. The department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and currently is home to about 600 undergraduate and 30 graduate students. For more information regarding the Mechanical Engineering Department visit

Established in 1885, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is one of the nation's leading engineering, science and technology universities located in Rapid City, South Dakota. For prospective college students who are serious about their future, passionate about STEM and eager to solve society's most pressing problems, South Dakota Mines delivers a best-in-class education at an affordable price, with a supportive and collaborative campus community that prepares graduates to become in-demand leaders in today's fastest-growing industries.

Known for our academic rigor, we maintain an average class size of 24 and our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering.

South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,500 students from 45 states and 40 countries and is ranked as the best engineering school for return on investment out of 319 similar institutions across the United States. The placement rate for recent Mines graduates is 96 percent.

Rapid City is the state's second largest city (with an urban population of 77,503 and metropolitan population of 148,749) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit:

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. Individuals interested in this position  http://(Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below) Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin March 12, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

Posting Date 02/25/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes First Consideration Date 03/12/2021 Advertised Salary Duration of the Term Other If Other, describe duration Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters (approx. 2 courses per semester) Appointment Percent 40 Tenure Status Term Proposed Rank Instructor Work Hours Typical Hours Worked Per Week Appointment Type Temporary Scope of Search External (includes Internal) If internal, define scope of search Department Description and Cultural Expectations Affirmative Action Statement Diversity Statement

South Dakota Mines does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provision of service.

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